What Fathers (And Mud) Are For

Kids walking at dusk

An hour earlier…

Kids walking home

An hour earlier…

Kids jumping in mud puddle

Can we?

Muddy shoes

Three muddy kids

Absolutely.

Brother and sister hugging

Brother and sister hugging

Brother and sister hugging

Because shoes can be bleached.

Muddy shoe

Girl slinging mud at her brother

girl with mud in eye

Clothes can be washed.

Muddy hands

Muddy kid

Muddy hands

Muddy kid

Skin comes clean.

muddy kid

Boy in mud puddle

Muddy kid reaching for cameraman

muddy hands

And puddles, Summer and childhood don’t last forever.

Muddy kid dancing

Brother and sister playing in mud

You know you’ll have to walk all the way home now, right?

Worth it.

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